Pentair’s industry experience and quality products help to provide customers with the guidance needed to maintain a consistent water flow from dams and reservoirs to plants, cities and towns.
The water transmission industry faces unique and complicated challenges when transporting large volumes of water through extensive pipeline systems from source damns or reservoirs, to processing plants, cities and towns. This process causes extreme pressure to build quickly in the water flow, placing extra stress on aging pipes, valves and fittings. Since many of the pipes used in this process are more than 100 years old and are often corroded, they are more susceptible to rupturing. Because they are typically housed under streets and buildings in urban areas, these pipelines can be difficult to access for repairs and maintenance.
A Leader in Transmission Pipeline Technology Innovation and Research
Pentair’s valves and control products and services manage and reduce flow pressure, as well as detect corrosion and wear. Our full suite of products, including pipes, fittings, valves, controls and pressure management products, are able to repair, refurbish or retrofit pipelines and replace worn linings to ensure they operate more efficiently with less need for maintenance. We rely on the industry’s top brands to guarantee our customers quality. These brands include:
As a leader in pipeline research, Pentair’s R&D facility in Australia is dedicated to developing innovative technologies and services to enhance the detection and prevention of corrosion in transmission pipelines, valves and fittings. Some of our new technologies include:
- Developing Coating Technology, which helps protect pipes against corrosion can be applied to new pipes. It was developed based on Pentair’s 100 years of analysis in the industry.
- Bayard’s automatic control valves and needle valves enable water flow to meet pressure management requirements. As water is pumped from a dam’s natural elevation, down to the other side of a mountain, these valves help reduce the extreme pressure that is produced.
- Condition Assessment Monitoring system detects corrosion in linings via closed circuit TV. The robotic TV enters aging pipes and photographs their current condition, which is virtually impossible to view any other way. The pictures are assessed and Pentair can assist our customers refurbish the pipeline when necessary through patching or relining.